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Grimston Astor

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Grimston Astor of Portacanoe Works, Bideford, North Devon. Telephone: Bideford 822

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of "Portacanoe" - 12 ft. (3.66m) Light Alloy Folding Canoe. Capacity 400 lbs (181.4kg). Assembled in two minutes. Easily carried on car. Measurements Folded, 6 ft. x 3 ft. x 3 ins. (1.83m x 0.91m x 7.6cm). Light, strong, unsinkable. Price 25 guineas (£26.25), including Purchase Tax. Other Craft also manufactured. (Olympia, 1st Floor, Stand No. F.1818) [1]

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